At Lifetime Dental Health, we are proud to offer dental bridges to those looking for a remedy for missing teeth.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a synthetic tooth made from gold alloys, ceramic material or porcelain bonded to a metal alloy. They are used to fill the space created by one or more missing teeth. Using the teeth on either side of the gap for support, one or two artificial teeth can be placed to restore your beautiful, healthy smile.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
Unlike a dental implant, bridges do not replace a tooth’s roots. However, they still offer a variety of benefits. They can prevent surrounding teeth from shifting, strengthen your bite, and restore your ability to eat and speak normally.
Some other benefits of dental bridges include:
- Improved appearance
- Prevents other teeth from shifting
- Improved oral health and hygiene
- Comfort, and
If you are missing one or more teeth and are not a candidate for dental implants, our skilled dentists at Lifetime Dental Health can use dental implants to restore your confidence and your smile!
Why Should I Replace My Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can make your smile uneven. Our patients often express a lack of self-confidence and overall discomfort because of missing teeth. However, missing teeth are more than just an aesthetic problem – gaps in your teeth can also negatively affect your overall oral health.
Ignoring a lost tooth can weaken the structure of your mouth and can make it difficult to speak or eat normally. Over time, adjacent teeth may also begin shifting into the empty space, which can affect the strength of your bite and can lead to issues such as headaches and jaw aches, among others.
Missing teeth can make simple tasks such as speaking, chewing, and biting difficult.
Thankfully, you don’t have to live with missing teeth. At Lifetime Dental Health, Dr. Barry and Dr. Love are able to use dental bridges to restore your missing teeth and give you back your confidence! If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment, call our Columbus dental office at 614-451-2234.